Newcastle entrepreneur secures six figure investment to create “Safest Dating App in the World”

A Newcastle-based entrepreneur with ambitions to disrupt the online dating industry has raised £225,000 in a bid to create a dating platform with user safety at its heart.  Safer Date was founded by Elaine Parker following a harrowing online dating experience that spiralled out of control with a man that had a long history of […]

Invitation to tender: venue and associated services for VentureFest North East 2022 & 2023

The event will be delivered hybrid and services required include a suitable venue, catering, audio visual and associated services. This Invitation to tender covers preference to provide services for two VentureFest events to take place in 2022 and 2023. The confirmed date for VentureFest 2022 is Wednesday 30th March 2022, therefore availability on that date […]

Up to £2m secured by consortium to bring angel investment to North businesses

A consortium led by Sunderland-based North East Business and Innovation Centre (BIC), has secured up to an additional £2m from Innovate UK to further encourage Business Angels to bring investment and expertise to pioneering innovative small and medium companies across the North.   In 2019, the same consortium, also made up of the Innovation SuperNetwork, NorthInvest and […]

Invitation to quote for an online event platform

To deliver the Accelerating Investment and Innovation Summit Event date: 22nd or 23rd September 2021 (TBC) Company background The Innovation SuperNetwork offers specialist business support to North East entrepreneurs, start-ups and scales-ups. We connect innovation expertise and market opportunities to help regional SMEs grow. We do this through events, innovation accelerators, Access to Finance programmes, […]

Challenge North East Announced £125K Funding For Top Innovation Ideas

Ground-breaking solutions to the COVID-19 crisis will become reality thanks to the Challenge North East open innovation programme. Challenge North East called on North East SMEs to put forward ideas that could help society recover from the impact of COVID-19. Launched last year by the North East Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP), the challenge attracted entries […]

Dyman Advanced Materials secures £571k investment from angel investors to disrupt $12bn industry

Revolutionary synthetic diamond production business, Dyman Advanced Materials, based at the North East Technology Park (NETPark) in County Durham, is set to disrupt the $12bn market in 2021 after raising £571,466 in equity investment.  Dr Gary Gibson, founder of Dyman commented: “We are delighted about the investment we have received and are well on track […]

Newcastle-based rare cancer research start-up secures six figure investment

Newcastle-based company leading the way in rare cancer research, Rarecan, has closed a £200,000 funding round after securing investment through the Newcastle Angel Hub and NorthInvest. RareCan completed the round with £45,000 invested by Mandashi Limited following a joint Newcastle Angel Hub and NorthInvest pitch event. Mandashi Limited focus its investments in innovation that makes […]